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As a landscape painter, Algernon Newton focused his work on industrial townscape. He remarked that he was ‘chiefly attracted to the poor districts and the slums’ in London, and he painted frequently in Clerkenwell and along the canal in Camden and Kentish Town.

Working during an experimental age, Newton was not distracted by any modern theories and his steadiness and commitment resulted in work which are consistently of high quality. Although he learnt from his master, Canaletto, he discovered his own techniques and methods. He was among artist chosen for collaborating in the decoration of the Queen Mary and was quite often requested to be a portraitist of country houses. He began to exhibit in the RA regularly from 1920 onwards, where his paintings were often bought on the preview day.

We have other paintings by Algernon Newton available. Please contact the gallery for details.